To celebrate the possibility of opening up to other worlds and welcoming Chileans to the Haitian imagery, a mural made by Haitian children residing in Chile will be presented in GAM between January 6 and 22, 2017. The project - directed by Fundación Mar Adentro, in collaboration with the Alberto Hurtado University - is the result of a workshop carried out by 4 Chilean illustrators with approximately 30 Haitian children from the Central Station community in Santiago during December 2016.
Immigration enriches the territory that receives it, new visions arrive and art is a privileged medium to express them. To celebrate the possibility of opening up to other worlds and welcoming Chileans to the Haitian imagery, a mural made by children from Haiti will be presented in GAM between January 6 and 22, 2017. The work is linked to Edouard Duval-Carrié’s Imagined Landscapes exhibition curated by Jorge Luis Gutiérrez within the context of the 2016 Santiago a mil theater festival, whose theme this year is “without borders”.
This project—directed by Fundación Mar Adentro, in collaboration with the Alberto Hurtado University—is the result of three workshops carried out by four Chilean illustrators with approximately 30 Haitian children from the Central Station community in Santiago during December 2016. The illustrators, who have experience in participatory methodologies—Matías Prado, Tomás Olivos, Daniela William and Sebastián Ilabaca—composed the mural with the imagery created by the children in the workshops.
The mural’s narrative seeks to reconstruct the story that the children wanted to express thanks to the support of the Alberto Hurtado University and the Ignatian University Center for all their work and dedication to the Haitian community in Chile.
Walden, Yvens, Witchiy, Asline, Patricia, Smercarine, Tania, Judel, Francisco, Jocelyn, Benaide, Wondesca, Bruno, Fedjina, Michel, Dawens, Mikanor, Endy, Udler, Anel, Exequiel, Deslor, Jonhkelly, Minerva, Gladelson, Daniella, Yedi, John, Nahomie, Rose Berline y Mikanor are the creators of this mural.
Welcome to the world that the Haitian children give us.
On Saturday January 7th, a panel discussion will be held in the Visual Arts room of GAM that invites the artist Edouard Duval-Carrié; Juan Diego Galaz, Jesuit and lawyer director of the Ignatian University Center who has worked on migrations and interventions on migration and refugee issues in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia; and Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel, Culture and Education Art Advisor of FMA, independent curator of contemporary art with experience working with various countries in Latin America to come together and discuss about immigration from each of their points of view.
For more information on the Ignatian University Center visit: http://www.cuignaciano.uahurtado.cl/
For more information on the exhibition visit: http://www.fundacionteatroamil.cl/obras/paisajes-imaginados/